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Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 1/27/15 Leslie Kennedy gets Conservative, Independence lines Republican Leslie Kennedy has picked up the backing of the Suffolk Conservative and Independence Parties
Spin Cycle 1/27/15 Carpenter supervisor announcement postponed until Thursday The snowstorm of 2015 forced Islip Republicans to postpone Tuesday’s scheduled news conference to name
Spin Cycle 1/25/15 Suffolk Dem chair supports keeping former GOP chair on power panel Public Service Commission member Patricia Acampora’s term ends next month, and Suffolk Democratic Chairman Richard
Spin Cycle 1/25/15 New Babylon Democratic chair to seek lower salary than his predecessor Babylon’s new Democratic chairman Peter Casserly said he will ask the town party’s executive committee
Spin Cycle 1/20/15 Suffolk GOP chair LaValle gets retroactive pay OK Suffolk Republican chairman John Jay LaValle got the party’s executive committee late Tuesday to approve
Spin Cycle 1/20/15 Suffolk Dems pick candidate for 12th Legislative District Suffolk Democrats have picked veteran party activist Deborah Monaco to run for the 12th District
Spin Cycle 1/18/15 Harsh rhetoric dropped from SCCC land resolution Trying to mend a rift with county officials, Suffolk County Community College trustees last week
Spin Cycle 1/18/15 GOP chairman to check in with executive committee on salary Suffolk Republican Chairman John Jay LaValle said he will meet with his 23 member executive

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